Prestige Philately Auction 161 CatalogueFIJI - Postal History
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - FIJI - Postal History
Useful group of postmarks on Hagners with brass straight-line types including fine to very fine strikes of 'CICIA', 'DAVUTU', 'ELLINGTON', 'MANGO', 'NADARIVATU', 'NAILAGA', 'TAVUKI' (on New Hebrides Opts 1d!), 'TUBA' & 'VUNA', double-circle 'POST OFFICE SAVU SAVU', 2-line 'BRODZIAK & Co/NAUSORI', KGV group including fine to very fine 'PO BA', PO BUA', 'PO NAISERELAGI' (inverted date), 'PO NAVUA', 'PO RAKI RAKI', 'PO VIRIA', 'PO VUNA', 'PO VUNIDAWA' & 'PO WAIYEVO' etc. A good basis for expansion. (Qty 200 approx)
Levuka commercial covers with 1912 'LEVUKA/FIJI', 1917 28mm 'PO LEVUKA', 1923 registered with blue/white registration label, 1928 27mm 'PO LEVUKA' registered (philatelic), 1931 'LEVUKA/FIJI' registered, & 1947 'PO/LEVUKA FIJI' registered with American 'Supposed liable to customs duty' h/s. (Qty 6)
Excellent group of WWII US Forces in Fiji - APOs 37, 706 & 913 - including various censor tapes, two Red Cross items, V-Mail with envelope (scarce from Fiji), inter-island cover with letter, inwards registered with 'RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED' h/s, attractive 'V - POST CARD' & 'OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT/OFFICIAL ELECTION WAR BALLOT' Envelope with the contents (marvellous Postal Stationery item) etc. (Qty 22 items)
Airmails group including 1939 per "Aotearoa", 1941 "Clipper" mail signed "Capt John H Tilton", 1945 "Coriolanus" flights both signed "ODenny", commercial items including 1941 by air from Honolulu to Canada with Canadian censor label, 1945 to USA airmail to Hawaii with Censor 'X 117' label, etc, generally fine. (Qty 17)
1895-1977 covers from Suva with an array of cds types including the very scarce 26mm double-circle 'SUVA' + ' cds (1929), noted registered, airmail, paquebot, censored, postage due, advertising & official items, also 1937 USS naval covers with Suva cancels of USS "Astoria" (2), "Preston" & "Smith", 1909 Chinese merchant's cover, 1936 Bank of NSW cover with scarce 'SHIP SIDE/SUVA' cds, destinations include Hawaii & Fanning Island (Burns Philp cover), generally fine. A good lot. (Qty 49 items)
Balance of consignment including a bundle of OHMS Wrappers with printed '.../Government/FRANK/...' variants etc (handy study lot of 21 entires or fronts), 1982 printed 'FIJIBATT MFO/SINAI' envelope by air through US Forces PO to Canada, 1954 commercial cover with poor mailbag seal cancel & boxed 'R - CICIA' registration h/s both in green, inwards from NZ (1897 with mss "Unclaimed" in red), India (1907) & Gilberts (1939), etc; also a few other Gilberts covers including 1950s "London Village, Christmas Island, Pacific" PPC with GB 3d & BFPO cds, and Tonga including 1943 censored mission cover from 'VAVAU'; condition variable. (Qty 48 items)
1883 (Jan 17) complete "Fiji Times" broadsheet newspaper addressed to "Mr Robt Stewart/co Mr Knight Tovu Tovu/Lower Rewa" with 'VR' Perf 10 1d blue (rounded corner) tied by poor sunburst cancel of Suva, several folds but remarkably fine. A rare survivor.
1926 long OHMS cover (266x115mm) with printed 'Containing Receipted Parcel Entries' amended by hand to "Apia/Parcel bill No 16", to Wellington with GPO cds and a good strike of the very rare boxed 'PARCELS OFFICE/9DEC1926/SUVA, FIJI.' d/s (60x27mm), minor faults. Unrecorded by Campbell, Rodger & Proud whose ERD for a Parcels cds is 28OCT27. [Also with a poor small-part strike in violet on KGV 2/6d. The only examples known to us] (Qty 2 items)